Services at St. Mary's.

Our current pattern of regular Sunday services at St Mary’s North Leigh is:

1st Sunday of each month

8.00/9.00 a.m. BCP Holy Communion (Summer 8am: Winter 9am)

This is a service attended by a small but dedicated congregation.

10.00 a.m. Café Church in the Turner Hall

Croissants and coffee followed by informal worship and talk – organised by a lay team

6 p.m. CW Holy Communion

2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays

10.00am Common Worship Holy Communion 

This regular celebration of Holy Communion includes lay-led intercessions. Our team of regular preachers include our minister, retired clergy, LLM and authorised preacher. We are keen to develop the gifts of any church member. Hymns chosen from New English Hymnal or Songs of Fellowship are accompanied by the  organ.

3rd Sundays

10am Family Communion

6 p.m. Evening Service, which includes BCP and CW Evening Prayer, Taizé or a    meditative/reflective service – some lay-led.

Special occasions:


Advent Service of Light, Ash Wednesday & Ascension Day – joint services at either North Leigh, Cogges

or South Leigh.

Good Friday – an Hour at the Cross at St. Mary’s North Leigh.

Easter Day – a family focused service to celebrate the resurrection

Harvest – a village thanksgiving service

Remembering With Love – a reflective service for bereaved families

Remembrance Service – attended by uniformed organisations and RBL (with robed choir).

Christingle – a full church is guaranteed.

Christmas Carols by Candlelight - usually the last Sunday before Christmas Day. A service of readings

 and choir led carols with readers from across the village community.

Christmas Eve – Crib Service at 4.00pm

Midnight Service by Candlelight with choir. Our church is at its best when lit by candlelight.

Christmas Day – 10am Holy Communion with choir.